San Diego State's Reaser, Colorado State's Cogdill Lead After Day One of 2013 MW Outdoor Track & Field Championships
May 8, 2013
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - San Diego State's Allison Reaser and Colorado State's Josh Cogdill lead the Women's Heptathlon and Men's Decathlon, respectively, after the first day of competition at the 2013 Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Sheila Tarr-Smith Field at Myron Partridge Stadium in Las Vegas.
Reaser, the two-time defending champion in the women's Heptathlon, scored 3,380 points on the strength of victories in three of the four events. She opened the day's festivities with a victory in the 100 Hurdles, finishing in 13.65 seconds. Reaser also claimed the Shot Put (39'-1.00'') and 200 Meters (23.96) and was sixth in the High Jump at 5'-2.25''.
Wyoming's Jenna Mann is in second place, 204 points behind Reaser with a 3,176 total. New Mexico's Samantha Bowe is third (3,141), while the Aztecs' Brittany Bozeman (3,086) and Karsen Sper (3,018) are fourth and fifth, respectively. Lesly Torres of Air Force is sixth (2,911), followed by Jessica Green of Colorado State (2,857), Shannon Forman of Nevada (2,847) and Holly VanGrinsven of New Mexico (2,834).
Rounding out the top-10 is Wyoming freshman Sabina Sandberg at 2,810 points. She won the lone event Reaser did not on Wednesday, taking the High Jump with a leap of 5'-5.75''. Nevada's Nicole Wadden (2,805) and UNLV's Juliet Summers (1,927) round out the scoring.
In the Decathlon, Cogdill holds a slim one-point lead over teammate Justin Green, 3,582-3,581. Air Force's Evan McDowell is third (3,529), followed by Colorado State's Josh McMillin (3,490) and Colton Grandbouche (2,915).
Cogdill sprinted to victory in the 100 Meters (11.41) and finished second in the 400 Meters (52.31) and Shot Put (38'-6.00''). Green took the Long Jump with a leap of 22'-9.00'' and also soared to the top spot in the High Jump, clearing 6'-6.25''. The Falcons' McDowell zipped around the track in 51.51 seconds to win the 400 Meters. He is the lone student-athlete not from Colorado State left competing in the Decathlon after teammate Michael Tibbs withdrew with an injury.
Thursday's action begins at 11 a.m. PT with the 110 Hurdles of the Decathlon. The women get underway at 11:30 a.m. PT with the Long Jump portion of the Heptathlon.
Day One Decathlon Results:
1. Josh Cogdill (CSU) - 3,582; 2. Justin Green (CSU) - 3,581; 3. Evan McDowell (AFA) - 3,529; 4. Josh McMillin (CSU) - 3,490; 5. Colton Grandbouche (CSU) - 2,915.
Day One Heptathlon Results:
1. Allison Reaser (SDSU) - 3,380; 2. Jenna Mann (WYO) - 3,176; 3. Samantha Bowe (UNM) - 3,141; 4. Brittany Bozeman (SDSU) - 3,086; 5. Karsen Sper (SDSU) - 3,018; 6. Lesly Torres (AFA) - 2,911; 7. Jessica Green (CSU) - 2,857; 8. Shannon Forman (NEV) - 2,847; 9. Holly VanGrivsen (UNM) - 2,834; 10. Sabina Sandberg (WYO) - 2,810; 11. Nicole Wadden (NEV) - 2,805; 12. Juliet Summers (UNLV) - 1,927.